Is this the billion dollar question that is on all our minds or should be on our minds right now?
There is only one right answer to this question (even when we don’t want to accept it) is we MUST vote.
The right to vote is a basic right granted by the constitution of India and it is one of the strongest tools available to the citizens to participate in governance. It is also one of the most important ways in which we can influence everything related to policy making in the country.
So, the next time you feel bad about the situation of roads in the country or about the helplessness that our minds associate with the ineffectiveness of the judicial system, don’t find anyone else to take the blame. If you haven’t performed your duty and voted to bring the right leaders in, you don’t have the right to mitigate your disappointment with the system by alienating yourself and expecting someone else to fix your problems.
We give up our power when we don’t exercise our right to vote and decide who should be a part of our government. It’s time for the youth to take back their power.
A word of caution / WARNING though (inspired by Spiderman), “With great power comes great responsibility!”. It is important that your choice is always well-researched since when we exercise our power, we are also entering a transaction of transfer of power. We put our future in the hands of the person we vote for and when we don’t exercise our right to vote, we are letting others (those who voted) decide our futures for us.
Is it not better to suffer the consequences of your own decisions rather than survive someone else’s judgement? Something to think about……
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